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Distributors Should Brace For Torrential Rain From Hurricane Joaquin

October 2, 2015 | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Forecasts predict 10 and 15 inches of rain over Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia this weekend, while parts of Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey are also expected to be drenched. Have distributors learned from 2012?

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Purvis Industries Acquires Phoenix' Industrial Mining Supply, Sun Belt Supply

October 2, 2015 10:25 am | by Purvis Industries | News | Comments

Industrial Mining Supply serves mining customers throughout Arizona and Nevada, while Sun Belt Supply services Arizona's light weight belting market.


Warehouse Workers Compete At LogistXGames

October 2, 2015 10:17 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

With warehouses of companies like Amazon popping up all around New Jersey, it was only natural that the Garden State would play host to the LogistXGames, a competition commemorating the work of the employees that power those facilities.


ID's Top 5 Of The Week

October 2, 2015 10:02 am | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

It was another big week on despite no major M&A activity, as a UPS Study on customer loyalty in industrial distribution gained major traction. Results of arbitration between DXP Enterprises and Goulds Pumps was also of high interest.


Dolly For Single-Sided Rack

October 2, 2015 9:00 am | by Akro-Mils Akro-Mils Myers Product Releases | Comments

Designed specifically for Arko-Mills' single-sided rack, the dolly offers single-sided mobility for changing needs, aiding end users better for replenishment/stocking, storage area cleaning, and space maximization.

Amazon Rolls Out Delivery Ride-Sharing System

October 1, 2015 12:23 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The program — called Amazon Flex — allows people to earn between $18 and $25 per hour by signing up for individual delivery shifts.


Mayer Electric President Awarded Volunteer Of The Year By UAB

October 1, 2015 11:36 am | by Mayer Electric Supply | News | Comments

Wes Smith was recognized by the University of Alabama at Birmingham National Alumni Society, which he has been president of for the past year. In that time, Smith helped guide get UAB's football program reinstated.


Actuant Q4, Full Year Sales & Profit Sink

October 1, 2015 10:55 am | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | News | Comments

Q4 and full year sales were down in all three of Actuant's key markets, while CEO Robert Arzbaecher noted the company is undergoing structural simplification and eventual facility consolidation.


HTI Technology Acquires American Control Electronics

October 1, 2015 9:56 am | by HTI Technology | News | Comments

The move will combine HTI Technology’s expertise in AC and DC motor technology and powered mechanism capabilities with ACE’s technology and market leadership in DC and AC electronic motor drives and controls.


VMR: Expansion For Lewis-Goetz & Applied Industrial, WinWholesale Is Now WinSupply, And Wolseley's 2015 Earnings

October 1, 2015 9:52 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor and Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Videos | Comments

Our latest Video Market Report discusses Lewis-Goetz expanding its tire services, Applied Industrial Technologies' new DC in Quebec City, WinWholesale Rebranding As WinSupply, and a 2015 profit slide for Wolseley.


NAW Releases New Book On Distribution M&A

October 1, 2015 9:24 am | by National Association of Wholesale Distribution | News | Comments

Authored by Brent Grover, the brand-new research study navigates mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale distribution industry, drawing on the expertise of three deal professionals.


Survey: A Strict CFO Could Be Bad For Business

October 1, 2015 9:00 am | by Epicor | Articles | Comments

Recent research commissioned by Epicor reveals varied CFO personas and how corporate technology investments can be influenced by individual leadership style.


Metalworking Group Announces Funding To Help Address Skills Gap

September 30, 2015 4:32 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The funding will help the National Institute for Metalworking Skills analyze and promote the group's credentials to manufacturers, who would then use them to establish competency-based human resources and talent management practices.


Graybar Inks National Distribution Deal With Automation Provider Festo

September 30, 2015 3:39 pm | by Festo | News | Comments

The move epxands Graybar's offering of pneumatic, electro-mechanical, and process automation components.


How Rich Are America's Richest And Presidential Candidates?

September 30, 2015 9:55 am | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Who are America's richest people, and just how rich are they? The newly released Forbes 400 list details that, and Forbes' 2016 Presidential Candidates Wealth List also shows the net worth of everyone campaigning for the Oval Office.


Nurture Transparency, Accountability In International Partnerships

September 30, 2015 9:00 am | by Carolyn Goga, Director at ARRYVE | Articles | Comments

Since any suspect behavior on the part of international partners can come back to you, extra effort should be spent at the beginning and throughout the agreement to avoid potentially significant financial impact, brand damage, or even jail time.


The Drain Genie

September 29, 2015 4:32 pm | by Great Innovations | Product Releases | Comments

The Drain Genie is an inexpensive, reusable tool that attaches to a wet vac to pull the clog out of a drain without taking the drain apart.

Fall Protections, Hazard Communications Top List Of Workplace Safety Violations

September 29, 2015 3:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

OSHA's annual top 10 list of workplace safety violations was unveiled Tuesday at the National Safety Council expo, with 6,721 fall protection violations during fiscal 2015 leading the way.


Parker Hannifin Acquires U.K.'s President Engineering Group

September 29, 2015 1:15 pm | by Parker Hannifin | News | Comments

The move strengthens Parker's liquefied natural gas, industrial gas, and mining capabilities.


Graybar Moves Harrisburg, PA Branch

September 29, 2015 1:09 pm | by Graybar | News | Comments

The new branch in Harrisburg has an additional 34,000 square feet of warehouse, conference, and office space, as well as added loading docks.


Survey: Small Businesses Plan For Growth Amid Improved Credit Access

September 29, 2015 12:58 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The latest American Express OPEN Small Business Growth Pulse survey found that nearly two-thirds of its 1,000 participants established a formal growth plan for their businesses.



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